The MetaGame Conference Program

December 12, 2020, 9 AM-12:30 PM Hong Kong/Singapore

December 11, 2020, 5 PM-8:30 PM Los Angeles/Vancouver

The APRU Esports Metagame Conference will take place within a broader convening titled the Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum hosted at Cyberport in Hong Kong and will be featured on Day 2 of DELF.  More information is detailed below.


9:00 AM

Welcome and Introduction

Mr Peter Yan, CEO, Cyberport Hong Kong


Dr Christopher Tremewan, Secretary General, APRU

9:10 AM

Special Announcement

Executive President and Rector, Prof David Garza,

Tecnológico de Monterrey

9:15 AM

Keynote Address

E-Sports Trends of the Future,
Discussion with Founder and CEO of Grab Games and USC Professor

Moderator: Ms Etta Wong, Director USC Hong Kong, Office of Strategic and Global Initiatives, University of Southern California


Prof Anthony Borquez, Assistant Professor, Clinical Entrepreneurship,
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

10:15 AM

Global Exchange: Emerging Esports Ecosystems

What role does Hong Kong Esports play in the regional and international Esports ecosystem? What are the ways that government, higher-education, and industry cultivate a thriving Esports ecosystem?

Moderator: Mr Timothy Shen, Founder & CEO of Yes! E-Sports Asia Holdings Limited (“YEAH”)

  • Dr Anand Bhojan, Senior Lecturer, School of Computing, National University of Singapore

  • Prof Peichi Chung, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Mr Sean Heng Shao Jie, Student, President of NUS E-Gaming (NUSEG), National University of Singapore

  • Mr Terry Tsang, CEO and Founder of Madhead

11:10 AM

Promoting Equity in Esports, Without Creating Barriers

The allure of competitive sponsorship packages and massive fan bases draws in talented Esports athletes globally but unfortunately, these benefits are not enjoyed by all players. The oftentimes cruel disparities in the treatment of women and minority players regularly sparks debate among leaders in media and academia critical of the lack of female and minority players at the top levels. This panel offers strategies and policies for the ecosystem to consider, to create more inclusive and diverse culture for gamers worldwide.


Moderator: Mr Jim Huntley, Professor, USC Games Program, Faculty Advisor for USC Trojan Esports, University of Southern California

  • Prof Jon Festinger, Q.C., Peter A. Allard School of Law, The University of British Columbia

  • Ms Cathy Ge, Student, Director of UCLA Esports, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Ms Nessa Harrison, Student, VP External Relations of UBC Esports Association, The University of British Columbia

  • Mr Joe Jacko, Esports Coach, University of Southern California

  • Mr Liam Slack, Esports Manager, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

  • Ms Ariana Yeo, Student, Vice President of the NTU Esports Society, Nanyang Technological University

12:30 PM



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